Emotion regulation in pathological skin picking: findings from a non-treatment seeking sample.

@article{Snorrason2010EmotionRI,
  title={Emotion regulation in pathological skin picking: findings from a non-treatment seeking sample.},
  author={{\'I}var Snorrason and Jakob Sm{\'a}ri and Ragnar P{\'e}tur {\'O}lafsson},
  journal={Journal of behavior therapy and experimental psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 3},
  pages={238-45}
}
Pathological skin picking (PSP) is characterized by excessive picking of the skin, resulting in significant distress or functional impairment. The aim of the present study was to investigate the emotion regulation hypothesis of PSP. University students with PSP (n = 55) and without history of PSP (n = 55) were asked to retrospectively rate the intensity of affective states before, during, and after skin picking episodes. The results showed that for a majority of the PSP sufferers, intensity of… CONTINUE READING
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